Maitake is a delicious and much sought-after mushroom with excellent nutritional and medicinal properties. Up to now, availability has been limited due in part to the difficulty of cultivation.
Maitake has a robust, earthy flavor and fragrance. This mushroom can be prepared in many ways including stir-fry, sauté, and baked. Tempura-battered, deep-fried Maitake is very popular in Japan. Statement on health benefits have not been approved by the F.D.A.
Known as: Maitake, Hen of the woods, Grifola frondosa, sheeps head, rams head